Iveco has signed an agreement to supply ten Stralis AS440S40T/P LNG vehicles to i-FAST-Automotive Logistics, a company that boasts a wealth of experience in the vehicle transportation sector.
This will be the first delivery in Europe of vehicles for LNG-powered car transport, further confirming Iveco's commitment to sustainability. This supply contract is testament to the extreme versatility of the New Stralis Natural Power (NP) and is the result of the strong collaborative relationship that has developed between the two companies that share a common goal - to improve sustainability in road transport. The New Stralis NP is the first natural gas vehicle designed for long-haul missions, It features the Hi-Way cab, the 400 hp Iveco Cursor 9 engine, Eurotronic gearbox and two LNG tanks, each with a 540 litre capacity, for a range of up to 1500 km.
The clean fuel used on these vehicles means that they can freely access urban areas where increasingly stringent noise and pollution restrictions are being introduced. In recent months, i-FAST-Automotive Logistics has tested the AT440S33T/P C-LNG model, which is equipped with tanks for both liquid and gaseous natural gas. They submitted the vehicle to a series of precise and prolonged trials across different routes of increasing length and difficulty in northern and central Italy. In light of the excellent results of these tests, i-FAST Automotive Logistics decided to become the first carrier in the industry to offer this type of sustainable, low environmental impact transport. This decision was also based on the expected short term developments in the Italian distribution network: there are currently six LNG stations in Italy, but new liquid natural gas distribution units are planned for later this year, bringing the total number to ten.
i-FAST Automotive Logistics sees the new Stralis Natural Power, which will be used mainly for transporting and distributing cars on the Italian territory, as a competitive offering for its customers that has the added advantages of providing a sustainable service in terms of environmental impact and business profitability.
Iveco has confirmed its position as an ideal partner for sustainable transport byenabling i-FASTAutomotive Logistics to realise its ambitious plan to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet, making it greener, more sustainable and above all, more competitive.
i-FAST Automotive Logistics is part of FCA Group, leader in Italy and Europe in the road transport of vehicles It operates a modern fleet of car transporters featuring innovative telematics systems and advanced security technology with a team of highly-qualified drivers.
This agreement is a further confirmation of the success of Iveco's pioneering vision that, over the last twenty years, has set the company apart in the natural gas vehicle sector. Today, with a range of products dedicated to all market sectors - from local distribution to international transportation - Iveco has consolidated its position as leader in the European natural gas market with the Daily, Eurocargo and Stralis vehicle ranges.